Jacobson Family Scholarship in Planning

Established by Tom and Andi Jacobson to support a MURP student with an interest in comprehensive, land use, or environmental planning and aspirations to consider a role within local government. Tom, a local government planner for over 40 years including a major planning role in Chesterfield County as planning director and revitalization director, has also served at VCU as an adjunct faculty member in URSP, a researcher within the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and lead instructor of planning commissioners across Virginia.

MURP student
• Demonstrated interest in comprehensive, land use, or environmental planning highlighted in the required 500 page essay
• Preference for students with a current role or pursuing a career within local government
• Merit-based award (preference)
• Need-based award (preference)

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please write an essay describing why you are deserving of this scholarship. Please include your demonstrated interest in comprehensive land use or environmental planning.
  2. Do you current hold a role or plan to pursue a career within local government?